Gen-Y Women Suffering From Career “Burnout” More Than Men?
3:38 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
Go ahead and add this to the list of reasons that being a 20-something isn’t all that fun. Turns out Gen-Y women are at a greater risk of developing a host of mental health issues that their male counterparts — and those generations before them. And this may be due in large part to their waning confidence in the workplace.
More than a quarter of Millennial women say they’ve never discussed promotions or career development with their bosses, while nearly half say they feel that there are a lack of career opportunities available to them, according to data compiled a recent study on women in the workplace conducted by Accenture.
This data drives home a common refrain we’ve seen for young women in business — particularly those who are in STEM careers: Gen-Y women see bleak career opportunities, lose confidence and run for the hills. Another recent report showed that while elementary school girls actually tend to outperform boys in math and science, many are weeded out of those classes by high school, with 10th grade girls reporting far lower levels of confidence than they did when they were younger.
The solution? Advocate more for yourself. That is, if you’re not already exhausted.
[via Huffington Post]